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Covid vaccine programme for developing countries could cost $6.5bn

  If pharmaceutical companies do not waive intellectual property rights the cost could reach $80bn * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The world’s developing countries could be vaccinated against Covid-19 at a cost of just $6.5bn if pharmaceutical companies waive their intellectual property rights, under plans being outlined at the G7 summit this weekend. Unless an agreement is reached with jab developers, the cost of vaccinating the citizens of all low and middle income countries could reach $80bn, according to calculations by the aid charity Oxfam. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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